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April 25th, 2009, 03:34 PM
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What are some places you take your LO's to mix fun and education? If your kiddos are still tiny, what kind of places do you want to take them to when they are older?
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April 25th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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We have a really nice Children's museum here, that I will take both the kids to when Lincoln is a little older.

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April 25th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Children museum (been once)
zoo (twice)
science (once)
parks (MANY!)

that is only so far.
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April 25th, 2009, 05:09 PM
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We have a childrens hands on museum here too, they are wonderful! Right now our outings pretty much consist of walks around our area and to near by parks. We have been to the Zoo a few times but it's been awhile. Lately we have turned grocery shopping into a game with Julie and she has been picking up on more different kinds of foods, colors ect.
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April 25th, 2009, 07:26 PM
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The library, zoo, parks, aquarium (though they didn't like it too much), train museums (they LOVE trains). We're actually going to a train museum/park on Wednesday. I can't wait, I think they'll have a blast! We actually turn any outting into something educational--identifying shapes, colors, letters, numbers, etc. They love doing stuff like that!
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April 26th, 2009, 03:02 AM
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We mostly spend time outside & talk about things...like birds & trees & tonight it rained so we went outside to touch the earthworms that pop up on the sidewalk & fly back into their holes when you touch them. He thought that was AWESOME! I have taken him to the zoo. The library is not a good idea as he mostly wants to empty every shelf or climb them. I want to take him to a few children's museums this summer, but they are at least an hour drive. I think EVERY outing is an education in some way for BOTH of us. Recently I learned that you cannot let Jonah walk in the garden center!
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April 26th, 2009, 08:02 AM
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At 19 months pretty much every outing is an educational one. If I have time (and I usually do) we walk instead of using the stroller to run errands. We live in an urban area so usually daily errands (butcher, bank, groceries, etc) can be done on foot. He is much more likely to interact with the world around him when he isn't in his stroller and by interacting with the world around him he learns. It may take us an hour to do what would take me 10 minutes if he were in the stroller but it is an hour well spent and and it is a great way to blow of some of his boundless energy.
We also go to the library, museums and out to the country and stuff like that but I don't really plan "educational outings". We just do stuff we think will be fun or interesting for us.
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April 26th, 2009, 09:27 AM
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Rochester doesn't have a ton to offer.... but we are very lucky to have this museum in our backyard....
Strong National Museum of Play

Once Matthew is old enough we will be going to the zoo, and Niagara Falls once he is school age. We also have some cool caverns nearby.

Other than that... I agree the most educational things tend to be the ones that don't involve money. We love to camp so I am very excited for the day when he is old enough to understand camping.
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April 26th, 2009, 07:40 PM
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I try to make all of our everyday activities educational. We got to the zoo sometimes which Abigail is starting to really get into.

There's a children's museum I want to take the girls to when they are a little older, call Impressions 5. It mixes science and fun, I always loved it as a kid!
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